Down on the bayou, Sherman-Newsome tunes up Tulane with career-high 25

November 26, 2013

Damon Sherman NewsomeComing off the bench, Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage is supposed to provide Colgate with instant offense.

That wasn’t a problem tonight.

The junior guard made the first four shots he took, including a pair of 3s, en route to a career-high 25-point performance in a 98-86 win over Tulane in New Orleans.

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, finished 8-of-9 from the field to raise his season shooting percentage to .618, fourth best in the Patriot League.

The 6-foot-5 Alaskan finished 3-for-4 on 3-pointers, pushing his shooting percentage to .455. He also made 6-of-7 free throws, making him 8-for-10 on the year.

This is the third time in five games that Sherman-Newsome reached double-figures. The other two times he scored 12 points.

He had that by halftime tonight.

Sherman-Newsome kept it going in the second half and finished strong. Near the end, his fingerprints were all over a 14-6 run that sealed the game when he had a hand in 11 of the points.

During that stretch he made a layup, had an assist, made a 3-pointer, grabbed a layup and sank a free throw.

Sherman-Newsome is averaging 12.0 points on the season, up from his 6.1 average last year. His previous career high was 13, accomplished three times.